'''John Raymond Brosnan''' (7 October 1947 – 11 April 2005)
was an Australian writer of both fiction and non-fiction works in the fantasy
and science fiction
genres. He was born in Perth, Western Australia
, and died in South Harrow
, from acute pancreatitis
. He sometimes published under the pseudonyms ''Harry Adam Knight'', ''Simon Ian Childer''
(both sometimes used together with Leroy Kettle
), ''James Blackstone'' (used together with John Baxter (author)|John Baxter
), and ''John Raymond''. Three movies were based on his novels–''Beyond Bedlam'' (aka ''Nightscare''), ''Proteus'' (based on ''Slimer''), and ''Carnosaur (film)|Carnosaur
''. In addition to science fiction, he also wrote a number of books about cinema and was a regular columnist with the popular UK magazine ''Starburst...